Australia and New Zealand
AUSPELD (The Australian Federation of SPELD associations)
Helpline Tel: (08) 9217 2500
AUSPELD, The Australian Federation of SPELD Associations, responds to the needs of children and adults with Specific Learning Difficulties/Disabilities, such as the learning disability dyslexia, and those who care for, teach, and work with them, through the dissemination of information, advocacy, research, and support.
The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation WA
Helpline Tel: (08)9217 2500
The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation provides a range of services and family support throughout Western Australia to enable children and adults with specific learning disabilities to realise their greatest potential.
Core purpose To become the Centre of Excellence for information sharing, identification education and ongoing support for children and adults with dyslexia, their families, those who teach and the wider community.
SPELD Foundation SA
Helpline Tel: 08 8431 1655
Who they are? The name SPELD stands for SPEcific Learning Difficultiesrn SPELD is a non profit organisation that provides advice and services to children and adults with specific learning difficulties and those who care for, teach, and work with them. SPELD (SA) was founded in 1969.SPELD is run by a council, whose members include parents, teachers, accountants, lawyers, psychologists, optometrists, doctors, speech pathologists and other interested professionals.SPELD recieves an annual grant from the Minister for Education and Children's Services and is also reliant on donations from the public.
Helpline Tel: 08 9451 9477
Who They Are? Part of the National Federation of SPELD Associations, AUSPELD, SPELD NSW is a non-profit-making association of parents and professional persons interested and involved in advancing the education and general well-being of children and adults with Specific Learning Difficulties / learning disability.
SPELD NZ, the Specific Learning Disabilities Federation, has 29 member associations nationwide. The not-for-profit organisation was set up in 1971 to help children who were not realising their educational potential because of various specific learning disabilities - children who learn differently.
Parents and SPELD tutors provide assistance to people of all ages with learning problems, notably dyslexia. Other conditions include dyscalculia, dyspraxia, aphasia, attention deficits (ADD and ADHD) and various degrees of autism.